Vanderbilt University, Physics & Astronomy

Position ID:Vanderbilt University-Physics & Astronomy-SRLECTURER [#21146]
Position Title: Senior Lecturer
Position Type:Teaching stream faculty
Position Location:Nashville, Tennessee 37235, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Science Education
Appl Deadline:2022/08/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/02/10, finished 2022/11/07)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Physics & Astronomy at Vanderbilt University invites applications for the position of Senior Lecturer. The successful candidate will assume instructional duties assigned by the Chair, including but not limited to oversight of the undergraduate laboratories for our first-year physics courses. Additional duties will include supervision of graduate teaching assistants and assistant lab managers, as well as maintenance and upgrading of laboratory and lecture demonstration equipment.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D., awarded no later than August 15, 2022, in physics or in a related field, and have a demonstrated commitment to effective teaching of diverse undergraduates. The Senior Lecturer appointment will be non-¬tenure track, renewable in three-year terms subject to satisfactory performance. The appointment will begin at the start of the 2022-2023 academic year. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Applications should include (1) the candidate’s curriculum vitae, (2) a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, particularly detailing the candidate’s interest in developing and modernizing modules for both introductory and advanced undergraduate labs and evidence of teaching effectiveness, if available, and (3) a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring and/or service. These materials should be submitted directly to In addition, three letters of recommendation will be requested to be uploaded directly to Interfolio. Review of applications will begin March 1 and continue until the position is filled.

Vanderbilt University is a private research university ranked in the top 15 nationally; its 330-acre park-like campus is located on the western edge of downtown Nashville, TN, known colloquially as Music City and consistently rated as one of the best cities in the US in which to live and work. Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to fostering excellence through an academically and culturally diverse community of scholars. For example, the Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters-to-PhD program was founded in the Physics & Astronomy department and has become a national model for the recruitment, retention, and training of talented underrepresented minority scholars in physics and astronomy. The ideal candidate has experience with and is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in teaching, mentoring and service.

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity, intersectional identities and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. We strongly encourage applications from all qualified candidates, without regard to race/color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

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Contact: M. Shane Hutson, (615)322-2828, (615)343-7263 (fax)
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PMB 351807
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37235-1807
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